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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Peter Garrett under fresh attack over Coral Sea,1,26798497-3102,00.html

If you read the last article I posted along with this one you will see that something weird is going on here. A study by Marine Queensland is claiming that the science that led to Peter Garrett naming the Coral Sea a conservation zone is flawed because it was funded by the Pew environmental group who are pro the conservation area. Except that Marine Queensland who did the study is against the conservation area, so isn't this really the pot calling the kettle black?

As for the claims that the methods used have been discredited in the literature, I don't know. But as someone who personally supports the conservation zone passionately, I fear that this is a bit of a low attempt to try and get the minister to cave to pressure and not create the conservation zone. This would be a disaster for a diverse range of biodiversity, particularly sharks and I hope and pray it doesn't happen. I hope you will join me.

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Important Lessons from the Bible

Why Jesus came:
"that the world might be saved through him"
John 3:17

Who Jesus is going to use to save the world:
"For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God."
Romans 8:19

Our role on earth:
"The LORD God put the man in the Garden of Eden to take care of it and to look after it."
Genesis 2:15

The Five Pillars of A Christian Theology of Sustainability

1. God is the creator, sustainer and redeemer of creation.

2. Covenantal Stewardship (we have a covenant with God as stewards of the earth).

3. The creation-fall-redemption paradigm (God made a good world; human failure broke the relationships between god, man and creation; Christ provides hope for all creation).

4.Bodily resurrection(we will rise with bodies, not as spirits)

5.New Creation (a new Heaven and new Earth refers to a renewal and an earthing of heaven, not starting over).

Adapted from When Enough is Enough: A Christian Framework for Environmental Sustainability, Edited by R.J. Berry, Published by Inter-Varsity Press, 2007, Nottingham p43+